The St. Augustine Ratha Yatra which was held on Saturday, March 24th. The St. Augustine Mayor Mr. Joe Boles, (with a blue shirt and white beard) is shown breaking a coconut and sweeping the road before the chariot procession starts. He is following the ancient tradition of Jagannatha Puri where the King of Orissa cleans the road to welcome Lord Jagannath.
Also kindly see our website festivalofchariots.org for a list of all Ratha Yatra festivals we hold in the state of Florida.
There is a nice newspaper article & photo also which appeared in the St. Augustine newspaper, Sunday first page. Here is that link:
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